Maris Farms 2014 Harvest of Terror
More thrills, more chills!
The 2014 Maris Farms Harvest of Terror, presented by 106.1 KISS FM, is sure to provide more thrills and more chills to all who dare visit the Buckley farm this fall! The Monster Safari is a high-octane, mega-intense survival shooting experience against an army of zombies while our Haunted Woods combines a creepy quest through the corn with around-the-corner, emotional roller coaster thrills through the forest.
The tandem of terror begins its frightful season Oct. 4th and continues each Friday & Saturday night (see Schedule & Pricing Page for full schedule) throughout the month, in addition to extra dates in the countdown to Halloween. These are two high-startle, high action haunted attractions and are not recommended for children under 10 or people with heart conditions.
Zombie “encampments” growing, as is their craving for the living!
Last year’s attraction saw safari goers battle walking dead “encampments.” This year, those same “encampments” have grown and nobody aboard the rolling paintball tanks will be safe as there promises to be more thrilling sets, more zombies and more spine-tingling effects to deal with just to survive this horror-filled ordeal! Once again, each rider will control one of the 40 customized paintball guns to shoot their way back to civilization. This is survival shooting to the max with an army of Zombies to keep you entertained and on your toes. Remember, these buses and their guns have been known to breakdown at the absolute worst times! The experience is approximately 12-15 minutes long. Getting to the attraction involves a brief scenic walk from the ticket booth to the back of the farm.
Haunted Woods adding plenty of “new look” sets, characters in 2014!
This adventure through Pierce County’s longest and scariest haunt attraction begins with your wait inside an old cattle barn before you embark on the terrifying trail in the corn. And you’ll notice a change right off the bat as you leave that old barn through a foggy, swamp-like experience that’s sure to grab your heart and yank it out your mouth!
The trail meanders through 12-foot tall cornstalks and past creepy creatures and through some very sadistic sets. This terrifying trek through the cornfield is filled with walk thru sets, several animatronic characters and more than 25 actors in full makeup and custom costumes.
After nearly a ½ mile of twists, turns and terror in the corn, you’ll enter a dark forest. Trees with moving limbs will reach to hug you, and beware the barrel-throwing maniac and the other 20+ freaks that lurk the woods. A psycho, drill-happy dentist and a scary, ground-crawling little girl (who climbs out of an old well) await your company. The trail returns to the cornfield for a climactic last ½ mile of terror! Whatever you do, do not anger the chainsaw-dueling grandparents near the end – they are not happy you’ve invaded their farm! What evil lurks around the next turn? Is someone or something watching you? Can you feel their bloodshot eyes follow your every move as you travel the trail? This is truly not for the faint of heart! Approximately 30-35 minutes long.
Special Note: Due to an intense fright factor, the Harvest of Terror attractions are NOT recommended to children 10 & under or people with heart conditions. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS .
And during the day…
The Monster Safari turns into a daytime attraction called “Paintball Safari” for those that still like the idea of shooting at things, but not necessarily the scare aspect. You’ll ride through the same ½ mile trail and attempt to destroy as many targets as possible…and occasionally, you’ll have the opportunity to shoot at live targets as well (weekends only).
Facilities Disclaimer : Please keep in mind Maris Farms is operated around a rustic dairy farm setting and natural environments. You may encounter uneven terrain, rocks, mud, and corn leaves. Please plan accordingly. Please obey both common sense and established rules of each venue when visiting. We welcome any and all input to help us improve the venue.
News & Updates
POSTED ON 07/04/2014 :: 08:45 AM
Dates set for Harvest of Terror, plenty of new scares planned
The fall calendar is set for the 2014 Harvest of Terror at Maris Farms, and you won't want to miss the bevy of new scares that are planned for this season! Opening night is Saturday, Oct. 4th at 7 pm, and we will be open for 10 dates (possibly 11, if the weather is agreeable on Nov.1). You can go to our schedule and pricing page for full details. You will definitely want to purchase your tickets for the busiest nights (normally the second and third weekends) and may find it easier to take advantage of the less busy Sunday evenings and/or opening night. This season's theme in the woods will have you not wanting to ready any more fairy tales should you survive the 30-minute trails of terror! You may also come away with a new belief in Sasquatch! And you can take out your frustration by taking out several villages of zombies in the Monster Safari, back for the third year. The paintball-shooting, kill-thrill will take you through several small encampments (a hospital, a mall, a church, etc.) that are crawling with your favorite walking dead friends! Come enjoy another season of scares at Maris Farms this fall!
POSTED ON 11/10/2013 :: 09:25 AM
THANKS, SEE YOU IN 2014!
The 2013 Harvest of Terror at Maris Farms has come to an end, but don't think we won't be working hard this off-season to make things better. It was a great month of scaring and zombie-killing with phenomenal weather and an incredible turnout of haunt goers! Thanks for making the trip out in this, our 10th season for the haunted woods, and our second season for the Monster Safari. We have a few exciting improvements already in the works for 2014, so stay tuned!
POSTED ON 09/19/2013 :: 07:55 AM
Harvest Of Terror now a member of Tweetsville!
You can find out all things haunt related at Maris Farms by following our new @harvestofterror Twitter account. The first tweet was sent this morning. Welcome to all who follow us and don't forget, Zombie Sneak Peek Party, Sept. 28, 7-11 pm at Maris Farms - go to harvestofterror.com and hit the zombie party link to get your tickets! Limited amount available!
POSTED ON 08/28/2013 :: 07:37 AM
Zombie Party to replace Zombie Fun Run!
POSTED ON 08/03/2013 :: 10:04 PM
A View From High Above "ZombieVille"
Check it out, an aerial of what the Monster Safari trail looks like during the daylight hours, fresh with new sets being built.
POSTED ON 07/30/2013 :: 09:12 PM
Harvest of Terror tickets available online starting August 1
The Maris Farms Harvest of Terror (presented by 106.1 KISS FM) will make tickets available online for the fall haunts starting Aug. 1. You can purchase for any of the 10 dates from the convenience of your computer and save yourself the potentially long waits in line for walk up tickets. You will also be able to purchase your tickets for daytime entry onto the farm starting Aug. 1. Fall is just around the corner!
POSTED ON 07/26/2013 :: 06:09 PM
Check out the maze design. Going up in the air on Saturday to get the "real" version. We'll have to see how good we were with our "carving" job!
POSTED ON 07/24/2013 :: 07:15 AM
New & Improved Harvest of Terror opens Oct. 5!
Opening night at the Harvest of Terror is Oct. 5, 2013! Don't miss a devlish dual of terror, featuring the new and improved Haunted Woods (45 minutes of freaks in the forest) and the ever-expanding Monster Safari - a zombie paintball-shooting kill thrill through numerous zombie sets in the woods! Countdown: 41 days. MONSTER LOVE will keep you updated with the latest news surrounding the 2013 Harvest of Terror (presented by 106.1 KISS FM).
POSTED ON 07/09/2013 :: 02:46 PM
We're Getting Ready for the 2013 Halloween Season...
...and we're looking forward to scaring you! Stay tuned for news and updates.